WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The zoo in Wichita is beginning a 25-year process of rebuilding and expansion.
The Wichita Eagle reports that the next few weeks will bring moving day for animals large and small at the Sedgwick County Zoo.
The first noticeable change will be the demolition of the second-oldest building at the zoo, a 47-year-old Asian-themed barn with a corrugated steel roof. It will be torn down to make way for a temporary entrance while the main entrance is rebuilt at twice its current size.
During the process, a 1,400-pound Zebu bull named Milkdud that’s native to south Asia will be moved in with the Watusi cattle at the African Barn.
Plans also are in the works for a new home for the Amur leopards, new office space and a solar-powered train.